Mumps - Statistics and Incidence Rate

Mumps is a virus spread through droplets or direct contact with infected saliva.

While the salivary glands of nearly half of those infected become inflamed, around 20 per cent of infected individuals show no symptoms. Though rare, more serious complications can occur including viral meningitis and deafness.

Mumps in Niagara

  • Less than five cases of Mumps were reported for 2016
  • The overall incidence rate of Mumps has fluctuated from 2006 to 2015 for both Niagara and Ontario (Figure 1)

Figure 1. Incidence rate of Mumps by year, for Niagara region and Ontario (2006-2015).

Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2016], extracted April, 18 2017 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care [2015], extracted April 21, 2017 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2017].

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